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New York contractor ordered to pay more than $41,000 after alleged home improvement fraud

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 30, 2016

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that Daniel McInerny, doing business as D Mac Design & Development LLC, must pay $41,412.16 in restitution after allegations of home improvement fraud. He will also have to pay $15,000 in penalties and $2,000 in costs.


According to allegations, McInerney took advancements from homeowners for work he either completed shoddily or did not complete at all. One homeowner allegedly paid $9,000 toward removal and replacement of a patio, but McInerney’s improper work on the site caused more harm than gain.

Another homeowner claimed McInerney disappeared halfway through a job at her home. She paid more than $12,000 and her house was left in disarray, she claims.


“When hardworking New Yorkers pay for home improvement services, those services should be performed fully, professionally, and in a timely manner,” Schneiderman said. “My office is committed to holding unscrupulous business owners accountable for taking advantage of New York consumers.”


Assistant attorneys general Stephen Barry and Nick Garin handled the case. Investigators Stephanie Brideau and Adrienne DeGaetano of the Poughkeepsie Regional Office initially looked into the matter.

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